Every parentas dreamathe secrets of acclaimed kindergarten teachers revealed! Countless parents have imagined how much easier life would be if they could get their children to listen and cooperate at home just as they do with their favorite teachers. This book offers creative tips and activities from award-winning teachers nationwide, detailing the simple techniques they use, why they work, and how to adapt them for use at home. For example, good teachers would never demand their studentsa attention by instructing them to aListen!aabut they might say, aPut on your elephant ears.a And instead of telling them to aWalk quietly, a they might remind them to aWear your marshmallow feet.a The book also helps parents of 3- to 6-year-olds support their childas development the way the best early childhood teachers doaby fostering independence and self-reliance. Parents learn to: a[ Understand how children grow and develop a[ Realize the importance of rules and controlling Frustration a[ Organize their household and create routines a[ Handle transitions smoothly a[ Give children tools to resolve problems themselvesHolewa, Lisa is the author of 'What Kindergarten Teachers Know', published 2008 under ISBN 9780399534249 and ISBN 0399534245.